Friday, 9 November 2012

Winter Hair Care

Just as you think your hair is finally getting over the summer months, winter starts to roll in. So with
a new season comes a new hair care regime. The ravages of winter such as cold winds, pouring rain,
icy snaps and central heating can all wreak havoc on your tresses. So here are some top tips to keep
your hair looking healthy during the cold winter months!

Don't over wash your hair - Shampoo your hair less frequently during the winter months and make
sure to condition after each wash. Frizz is a result of dry, broken strands of hair aka lack of moisture
so to combat frizz wash your hair every third day or every other day if you must. Also avoid washing
your hair in excessively hot water as it can be very drying and to lock in moisture rinse with cold
water (eek!)

Deep condition more often - During the winter months your hair tends to become dryer, so once
a week treat your hair to a deep conditioning treatment to keep it soft and silky smooth. Deep
conditioning your hair will also will give your hair more protection and prevent damage. My absolute favourite conditioning treatment is the VO5 Treat Me Right Rinse Out Deep Conditioning Treatment. It smells lovely and leaves my hair super soft and silky!

Cut back on heat - Avoid using heated appliances as much as possible. Over using your blow dryer,
curling iron or flat iron will all contribute to dry damaged hair. Since I had my fringe cut in recently, I've been whipping my GHDs out frequently but I'm trying to limit the number of uses in a week. And I haven't turned into a haystack yet!

Wrap up - Wear a scarf, hat or cap which will protect your hair from the cold and from getting
tangled in the wind. Personally I'm all over this. Wearing a hat helps to keep my hair in place when it's chilly and windy. And if I do get caught out, my handy Tangle Teezer saves the day without damaging my hair.

Tie your hair up - Tying your hair up as much as possible will limit your hair’s exposure to the harsh
winter elements that can cause frizzy, static hair. Why not choose a topknot or fishtail braid; both of
these hairstyles are bang on trend this winter.

Haircuts - Make sure to go for a trim every 6 to 8 weeks to eliminate any split ends which will keep
your hair looking healthy and shiny.

I've had a fringe cut in :D

Avoid leaving the house with wet hair - Make sure to dry your hair completely before going
outside, the cold weather can cause your hair to freeze at the cuticle and cause it to break resulting
in frizzy damaged looking hair. Nobody wants to look like a frizzy Fiona do they? I'll admit I used to do this a lot (hope my hairdresser doesn't read this!), but if I give myself an extra 20 minutes or so in the morning I can ensure my hair is nice and dry before braving the chilly temperatures.

Avoid static hair/wind struck hair - Spray a small amount of hairspray onto your hair brush and
brush through. Use a good leave in conditioner to avoid tangling and breakage from windy weather. Static hair is driving me insane lately and I've recently rediscovered a hair saviour to help. I've also found a good hair serum can be a god send! My favourites are the Biosilk Silk Therapy serum to use on wet hair, and the VO5 Smoothly Does It serum on dry hair.

Eat a good balanced diet - Make sure to eat protein rich foods and to drink plenty of water. Protein
is essential for growth and repair and water will rehydrate your hair and scalp. I really must try to drink more water, I'm terrible especially at work when I get so carried away I forget to stop and rehydrate.

Don’t succumb to dry frizzy unmanageable hair this winter by booking a treatment or haircut at one
of SalonAddict’s member salons. Salon Addict takes the headache out of desperately telephoning around salons to book an appointment. The online salon booking service is perfect for those who need a last minute hair or beauty appointment. Perfect for the upcoming party season!

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How will you be styling your hair this winter?

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  1. Great tips! I didn't know that leaving the house with wet hair was SO bad for your hair! Loving the excuse to rock some easy up-dos as well :) x

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

    1. You're welcome :) Me either! I definitely won't do it again! I'd love to try a fishtail braid :) x

  2. These are really good tips! Maybe I can still follow them even though I don't experience winter in my place. Heeee. :D


  3. I stocked up on argan oil products from pro naturals specifically for winter, they're super moisturizing. Excellent tips!

  4. Ooh great tips! I'm all about the deep conditioners at the moment! <3

    Jennie xo |